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How to Reach Spiti

Spiti Valley is around 12,500 feet above sea level, so reaching it is an adventure. However, after getting there, the reward is worth it. Located amidst hills and snow, it reflects nature's beauty. There are multiple ways to get there: by air, rail, or road, and the best way depends on your starting point and travel preferences. This region receives heavy snowfall and is accessible only for six months. Hence, knowing how to reach Spiti for your vacation becomes essential.

To make your journey seamless, you can book a Spiti tour package with Indian Holiday, which allows you the freedom to choose your preferred mode of transport. Our packages cover all transportation needs, ensuring an easy and enjoyable journey to Spiti. Check out our comprehensive How to Reach Spiti Valley guide for detailed information on the best routes and transportation options.

By Air

The nearest airport to the Spiti region is Bhuntar Airport of Kullu. This airport is well-connected to the country's major cities and is around 226 km away. You can hire a taxi or take a bus to the valley from there. The scenic road journey takes around 6 to 7 hours. Another option is to fly to Chandigarh International Airport, which has better flight connectivity with the rest of India. The distance between this airport and Spiti is about 452 km, which you can cover with road transport in 11 to 12 hours.

From Aerial Distance Travel Time Popular Flight Airport

Delhi to Bhuntar

409 km

1h 25m


Indira Gandhi International Airport

Chandigarh to Bhuntar

176 km

1h 05m


Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport

Kolkata to Bhuntar

1599 km

6h 30m

Multi Airline

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Mumbai to Bhuntar

1502 km

4h 15m


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

By Train

The nearest railway stations to Spiti Valley are Joginder Nagar and Chandigarh. To reach the valley, rent a taxi from the railway station or board a bus to Spiti. Chandigarh railway station offers better connectivity to major cities in India. Hence, it is recommended that you choose Chandigarh Railway Station.

From Distance (Rail) Travel Time Recommended Train Railway Station

Delhi to Chandigarh

266 km

3 hr 25 min


New Delhi

Mumbai to Chandigarh

1782 km

1d 3 h 20m


Mumbai Bandra Terminus

Amritsar to Chandigarh

250 km

4h 25m


Amritsar Junction

Kolkata to Chandigarh

478 km

1 d 5h 50m


Howrah Junction

By Road

From May to November, Spiti is well-connected by road to the other cities and adjoining states. You can board the Himachal Pradesh state transport buses and other private buses from Manali, travel past the Kunzum La pass, or rent jeeps and cars to reach Spiti. Another road travels north from Shima via the Kinnaur district to the Spiti Valley. While some roads are open all around the year, others, such as those through Kunzum Pass, get completely covered with snow and thus are not accessible. The two alternative routes to reach.

From Distance Time Road

Delhi to Spiti Valley

679 km

15 hr


Manali to Spiti Valley

178 km

4 hr 40 min


Shimla to Spiti Valley

408 km

11 hr 20 min

NH 3 and NH505

Chandigarh to Spiti Valley

492 km

11 hr 35 min

NH 3 and NH505

Kasol to Spiti Valley

252 km

7 hr 10 min

NH 3 and NH505

Kalpa to Spiti Valley

212 km

5 hr 45 min

NH 5 and NH505

Amritsar to Spiti Valley

586 km

12 hr 30 min

NH 3

Kinnaur to Spiti Valley

175 km

4 hr 50 min


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Q: How can I reach Spiti Valley by road?

Ans. While some roads are open all year, others, such as those through Kunzum Pass, are covered with winter snow. Thus are not accessible. The two alternative routes to reach Spiti by road are:

Manali: Manali – Rohtang Pass Gramphu – Chattru – Kunzum Pass – Kaza (Spiti Valley)

Shimla: Kinnaur Valley as Shimla – Kinnaur – Nako – Sumdo (Spiti Valley) – Tabo – Kaza.

Q: Is there an airport near Spiti Valley?

Ans. The nearest airport to Spiti Valley is Bhuntar Airport in Kullu, about 245 km away. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from the airport to Spiti Valley. Alternatively, Chandigarh Airport is around 452 km away.

Q: Can I travel to Spiti Valley by train?

Ans. The nearest railway station to Spiti Valley is Kalka, around 431 km away. You can hire a taxi from Kalka or take a bus to Spiti Valley. The journey includes a scenic drive through the hills.

Q: Are there public transport options to Spiti Valley?

Ans. Yes, there are public buses operated by HRTC and private buses that connect major cities like Manali, Shimla, and Kaza. These buses are budget-friendly for travelers who want to enjoy scenic routes.